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December 21, 2017
By Mario Cywinski

AJAC NAMES FINALISTS FOR 2018 CANADIAN CAR AND UTILITY OF THE YEAR
Canadian Car of the Year eligible vehicles
Canadian Car of the Year eligible vehicles.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named their category finalists for the 2018 Canadian Car Utility Vehicle of the Year awards.

For 2018, 182 vehicles were voted on, with 3,000 total ballots cast. Unlike previous years, all new vehicles available were eligible (previously only those that were new to the market were eligible).

Category winners will be named at the Montreal Auto Show on January 18. Those vehicles will than compete for 2018 Canadian Car of the Year or 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, which will be named at Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto on February 15.

Category finalists are:

Best City Car
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Nissan Micra
Volkswagen e-Golf

Best Small Car
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid/PHEV
Mazda3

Best Large Car
Honda Accord
Mazda6
Toyota Camry

Best Small Premium Car
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Infiniti Q60
Jaguar XE

Best Large Premium Car
Genesis G80
Lexus LC
Volvo S90 / V90

Best Sports – Performance Car
Honda Civic Si
Honda Civic Type R
Volkswagen Golf R

Best Premium Sports – Performance Car
Jaguar F-TYPE
Porsche 718
Porsche 911

Best Convertible
Mazda MX-5
Mercedes-Benz SL
Porsche 718 Boxster

Best Small Utility Vehicle
Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-5
Nissan Rogue

Best Large Utility Vehicle
Chevrolet Traverse
Mazda CX-9
Toyota Highlander

Best Small Premium Utility Vehicle
Porsche Macan
Range Rover Velar
Volvo XC60

Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle
Acura MDX
Land Rover Discovery
Volvo XC90

Best Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica
Honda Odyssey
Kia Sedona

Best Pick-up Truck
Honda Ridgeline
Ram 1500
Toyota Tundra






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